Robotic Arm suits stretch blow mold applications.

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Designed as direct replacement to fit Sidel® Series1 machines requiring fixed head, Series BST Fixed Head Transfer Arm incorporates hardened stainless steel head and jaws for extended service life and reduced maintenance/downtime. Low-profile, 30° head has rigid design available in all styles to reduce jaw vibration. Used on all fixed head units, modular head can be converted to other jaw openings and is field-repairable. Arm comes with FDA-approved lubrication.

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PHD's NEW Series BST Fixed Head Transfer Arm Designed for Stretch Blow Mold Applications and Provide Long Life

The Plastic Packaging Components (PPC) Group, a division of PHD Inc., announces the release of its NEW Series BST Fixed Head Transfer Arm. Series BST Fixed Head Transfer Arms are specifically designed as a direct replacement to fit most Sidel® Series1 machines requiring a fixed head. BST Transfer Arms provide significantly longer service life and reduce both maintenance and downtime in stretch blow mold applications.

The BST Transfer Arm head and jaws are made of hardened stainless steel to provide maximum life and durability. The 30° head offers a low profile design, with a more rigid design in all head styles that significantly reduces jaw vibration. All units come standard with FDA approved lubrication for use in food packaging applications.

A common modular head design is used on all fixed head units and can be easily converted to other jaw openings. BST Transfer Arms are also lighter in overall weight than other available arms. Units are easily and quickly field repairable, which enables you to maximize your Transfer Arm's life and investment.

For more information on this new product, send for a free catalog today or visit our website at For immediate assistance, call PHD, Inc. at (800) 624-8511.

About PHD's Plastic Packaging Components (PPC) Group
The PPC Group is a dedicated division of PHD, Inc. and is focused entirely on the specific needs of the plastic packaging industry. Specialized product solutions include stretch rod cylinders, needle cylinders, blow nozzle actuators, preform/bottle eject slides, and transfer arms, as well as, grippers, cylinders, escapements, and more. If an application requires a modified component, PHD's PPC Group can design a unique product to fit the need.

About PHD, Inc.
PHD, Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of pneumatic and hydraulic actuators for industrial automation. Products include clamps, cylinders, powered slides, rotary actuators, multi-motion actuators, grippers, escapements, and switches and sensors. Our automation components are versatile and can be used independently for fixturing or tooling, in a modular fashion for building pick-and-place devices, or we can build customized units to meet specific application needs. Our products, supported by our strong commitment to delivery and service, have made us a leader in industrial automation.

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